Click here to listen… Click here to download… In the rough and tumble days of the late 1800’s, the little town of Sidney, Nebraska was an important military and commercial outpost on the railroad lines that were becoming the arteries of American expansion. It was indeed the Wild West, populated by such colorful characters as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane and earned the moniker, Toughest Town on the Tracks. In 2017 what was once called Sinful Sidney is celebrating its Sesquicentennial ( that’s
It's summer time and its hot. What better way to cool down then to spend some time at the lake. With that in mind, our Namesake town for this entry is Geneva, Ohio and the nearby summer resort town of Geneva on the Lake. Both are located in Ashtabula County, which has a wealth of museums and sites of historic interest. In addition there are some eighteen covered bridges in the county, including both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. Add the ten or so wineries in the
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In our 2018 Spring Viva Las Vegas issue , under the Friends in the Fast Lane column, the lead story was about an 824 mile long garage sale! In this American Road Trip Talk podcast, you are going to meet Pat McDaniel, the lady who dreamed up this great gathering. The Historic National Road Garage sale took place from May 31 to June 4 Along US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis. For ore information visit their Historic National Road Meande
Hello. Tho I am new to this media, blogging, I am not new to American Road. I've been around since the beginning. I do have a road trip web site, but decided to give this blog a try to post my rather infrequent road trips in the Memphis, TN, area.
Being nearly 73 years old I'm old enough to remember the good old days of 2-lane road travel. Indeed, I went with my folks in the late 40's and early 50's on several trips from southern Maine to the Dayton, Ohio, area to visit friends and relatives
Sheila and I enjoyed a National Parks fall tour a couple of weeks ago, but I have not posted much of the trip. Other activities have intervened, including the rediscovery of Spencer on the National Parks Highway (see posts on the forum).
Our National Parks tour took us through Rainier, Glacier, and the North Cascades, and of course we stayed on the two lane roads. Interestingly, the highlight of the trip wasn’t any of the parks. Don’t get me wrong….all three are breathtakingly beautiful
I just returned from a conference in Norfolk, NE (that's pronounced Nor-FoRk) and had a great time exploring despite the rain.
I visited the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center. They have some great vignettes- blacksmith, the parlor, the kitchen and more. Norfolk is the home of the square-turn tractor and they have one there to prove it (built in 1916)! They also have some great memorabilia from local restaurants- I especially like the menu from the Brass Lantern.
The biggest exh
Wow, it's been a busy month. I traveled to Atlanta for the Southeast Tourism Society conference. Had a quick, but, beautiful trip, to York, Pennsylvania, and had a great four day road trip (doing research for an upcoming article for the magazine) in Michigan and Ohio.
The leaves on the trees were turning in PA, MI, and Ohio. The weather was crisp, and it was a great time for a road trip!
You'll find copies of American Road magazine at newsstands and many fine book stores (on-sale date is Sept 22) including:
Barnes and Noble
You'll also find copies of American Road magazine available at fine outlets along America's back roads, including:
Afton Station, Afton, Okla.
Arizona Route 66 Assn Gift Shop, Kingman, Ariz.
Cozy Dog Drive In, Ill., Springfield, Ill.
Munger Moss Motel, Lebanon, Mo.
National Route 66 Museum, Elk Cit
One of the best things in food I love about the Southwest is Nachos. There are so many different ways of creating them and during my journeys through the Southwest US, I am always amazed at the different creations. I developed this recipe myself combining several different variations I seen over time. This recipe is great for entertaining and can even be done in an RV if you want to entertain company at the park. The best part is I found a way to make a hearty nacho appetizer dish a meal in
Hello all you "Road Warriors" out there and welcome to the Road Recipe Warrior blog. This blog is dedicated to good food and spirits all over the country. The "Flavor of America" during any roadtrip is a memory always worth preserving and what better way to preserve it then to be able to prepare good food from around the country and share them with friends and family during a get together or party, etc. Even prepare them on the road while enroute to your next destination or lounging around for
Great news! Sara (our Marketing Manager and Advertising Associate) had her baby last Tuesday - a girl. Less than 7 pounds. Sara's husband called that day and said that mom and baby are doing well. So, join us in welcoming a new American roadie to the world!
American Road magazine is now available at the famous Cozy Dog Drive-in on Route 66.
Grab a Cozy Dog and pick up a copy of the magazine to enjoy with your lunch, dinner, or snack! http://www.cozydogdrivein.com/
Took a weekend trip over to Marinette, WI to drop off Mike for a 5- day bike trip. Each year Mike takes a ride and I take advantage of the drop off and pick up trips to explore with the kids. This year it was a drop off in Marinette, so on the way home we stopped at the Peshtigo Fire Museum and Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay). Great fun, educational and economical!
The Peshtigo Fire occurred the very same day as the Great Chicago Fire (October 8, 1871), it killed more people and cause
Roy and Johnny. Idols of 1970's American youth... or at least my youth. Emergency! Do you remember the guys at Station 51 (Chet, Cap, Marco) and at Rampart (Doctors Joe Early and Kelly Brackett and Nurse Dixie). I still love to watch them and I have hooked my kids on the show (along with Adam 12 and other clasics). I am incredibly jealous that in Milwaukee they can watch Emergency! every night at 6 PM. Thank goodness for DVD's and Hulu!
Which brings me to the purpose of this entry... today'
Things have been really busy at American Road HQ lately. Sara Wilson, our Marketing Manager and Ad Sales Associate will be going on maternity leave for a few months. We're very excited for Sara, but, we will definitely miss her while she's out.
Mike Joyce, our Ad Sales Associate for the Rocky Mountains region is retiring after 45 years in the business. We're going to miss Mike. We hope he has an opportunity to relax and enjoy the American Road!
Stepping in to take over the Rocky Mount
Becky has asked that moderators create a blog to test the blog feature on the forum site. Just as I lack knowledge of forums, I lack knowledge of blogs. I don’t generally read them, and I don’t have one….except here. So this is a blog from a non blogger, non twitterer, who you won’t find on facebook or my space. If I violate the conventions of blogs…..live with it.
So what do I want to blog “at” you? I have no idea. But I’ll try to stay with road related stuff.
I bought a used con
Thanks for visiting my blog. I invite you to visit often. This is where I plan to record thoughts, memories, and photos from travels on the American Road.
We hope to see you on the back roads!